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Re: [tlug] Linux-compatible Mac laptop?

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 09:45:10AM +0900, Micheal Cooper wrote:
> On 2007/04/10, at 8:47, Curt Sampson wrote:
> >Before you guys get too caught up in wonderful Mac hardware, I should
> >...
> >
> Well, the Macs are packing dual core, and they are very speedy, and the screens 
> are beautiful (though I think my Vaio beats 'em). On the other hand, even with 
> the decrease in prices following the switch to Intel, Macs still are much more 
> expensive than PCs.
> My Mac friend (persistent bastard) pointed out that the OS includes software 
> that you don't get with a PC, but I am rather on the fence about whether that 
> justifies the difference in price or not.

On the other hand, Windows has better builtin FreeCell programs. :)
(Which aggravated my wife when she first got her Mac--we found a free
version, but it's not as nice as the Windows one.)  There are various
things which are available for both but more expensive for the Mac

There was something I ran across today, a list of Mac keyboard
shortcuts.  BTW, for those who don't know, a standard three button USB
mouse works perfectly with Macs--their newer mice also seem to allow
right clicking, though it takes  a bit of practice to only get the right
side of the mouse--it's not a separate button, the mouse looks the same,
but if you push the right side of it, it's like right-clicking. 

Ah, here's the Mac keyboard shortcut page.

He left off some--for example, F11 will move all the windows to the
side, F9 makes them all small so you can see each one, stuff like that.  

I might be wrong on which key does which.  However, some excellent
reading for Mac owners, or those planning to become Mac owners can be
found at

Choose which Faq and download the PDF.


Scott Robbins

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